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More Health Benefits of Quercetin Revealed

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Quercetin1 is an antioxidant flavonol found naturally in foods such as apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, just to name a few.2 According to a 2022 LinkedIn report,3 the quercetin market is growing rapidly as its health benef…

Will US Imperialism Intentionally Create Another World War?

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Over the past several months, the U.S. has poured billions of tax dollars into Ukraine, ostensibly to help Ukraine fight for freedom and preserve democracy. This despite the fact that Ukraine has long been deemed one of the most corrupt countries in th…

What Can Creatine Do for You?

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There is no doubt — muscle mass is a significant key to longevity.1 If you’ve ever walked into a supplement store and asked about muscle mass, an employee has likely tried to sell you creatine. The promise is that you take it and suddenly you’re ripped…

Natural and Alternative Eczema Treatments

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Dry, red, itchy skin? Chances are you have eczema. Or rather, chances are you have one of the many skin conditions that doctors lump together under the term “eczema.” It’s extremely common, affecting up to 20 percent of children and 5 percent of adults (and considerably more in some parts of the world). And it’s also incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to find solutions.  People of any age can develop eczema, but it’s more common in babies and children. I’ve frequently had readers write to me over the years expressing their frustration and dismay over their inability to solve their children’s—or their own—eczema puzzle. Unfortunately, treating eczema is tricky for several reasons. The underlying causes aren’t well understood. People have idiosyncratic triggers that can be hard to identify. Sometimes, recommended treatments actually make symptoms worse.  As with other common skin issues like psoriasis, the onus often falls on patients or their parents to experiment on their own to find the combination of remedies that works for them. Today we’ll cover some natural therapies that can help stop the itch and calm down inflamed, angry eczema rashes. What Causes Eczema? Doctors don’t necessarily have to understand the root cause of a particular affliction to treat it effectively, but it sure does help. In the case of eczema, the root cause(s) remain elusive. We know that the skin’s barrier becomes disrupted and skin cells aren’t able to hold moisture. There’s certainly a genetic component. But eczema is also triggered by environmental exposures to things like mold and secondhand smoke, and some women develop eczema for the first time when they become pregnant.  It has something to do with the immune system, and folks with eczema are more likely than the average person to have one or more autoimmune diseases. But it’s not an autoimmune issue like psoriasis. People with food or environmental allergies are more likely to have eczema, and allergic reactions can cause eczema to flare up. But it is not itself an allergic condition.  I came across this great quote from one Dr. E. D. Chipman writing in the California State Journal of Medicine in 1914: “Eczema was defined by Bateman 100 years ago as ‘a non-contagious eruption, generally the effect of an irritant, whether externally or internally applied, but occasionally produced by a great variety of irritants in persons whose skin is constitutionally very irritable.’ It has been said that this definition cannot be improved upon today.”   Another hundred years on, and that still seems to sum it up. People with eczema are especially sensitive to things happening sometimes inside and sometimes outside their bodies for reasons that aren’t always clear.  8 Alternative and Natural Eczema Treatments As common as eczema is, there isn’t all that much research into treatment options, particularly not natural or alternative (read: non-prescription) treatments. Many proposed remedies are based on anecdotal evidence, often from parents-turned-citizen-scientists desperate to help their children.  Nevertheless, start by talking to a doctor and getting a proper diagnosis if you … Continue reading “Natural and Alternative Eczema Treatments”

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Fixing This Vitamin Deficiency Can Help You Sleep Better

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In this interview, Dr. Stasha Gominak,1 a neurologist and sleep coach, explains the curious synergy between vitamin D deficiency, a changed microbiome and poor sleep.

I met Gominak at the American College for the Advancement in Medicine’s annual mee…

COVID Dictators Plead for Amnesty

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As the COVID lies are now being exposed at exponential speed, some of those proven wrong are getting nervous — so nervous, in fact, they’re now pleading to just let bygones be bygones.

The Atlantic1 has come under fire for suggesting that all the te…

Hair Product May Increase Risk for Uterine Disease

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People who use popular hair straightening products may be at increased risk of uterine cancer, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health.1,2 The finding highlights longstanding concerns about the safety of chemicals used in cosmetics …

Will You Survive the ‘Tripledemic’?

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According to mainstream media, hospitalizations for respiratory infections are on the rise and “experts” warn of a potential “tripledemic” this winter, as people contract COVID,1 seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).2

“The CDC [C…

Vitamin B12 to Help Combat Mental Illness

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Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is necessary for your body to make red blood cells as well as for proper nerve function and DNA synthesis. Without adequate levels, you’ll experience a number of physical symptoms, ranging from numbness to fatigue,…

Incredible Explosion of Gold From 1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree

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Years ago, a public service announcement in the U.S. concluded with this powerful statement: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” While that tagline promoted an education fund for minority college students, it could just as easily be used to undersco…

The Carnivore Diet — A Dangerous Fad or Health Rescuer?

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In this interview, Dr. Shawn Baker discusses the carnivore diet, why he’s on it and why he thinks it can be a beneficial choice for others. He also has a regular podcast called “Revero,” where he shares his expertise on this topic. Revero is the name o…

Avocado — Superfood and Environmental Killer

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Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in monounsaturated fat, fiber, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin E and carotenoids, they not only reduce hunger and fight obesity but also contain avocatin B, a molecule with…

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